Coronavirus regulations and operation of a premises
Important information about the operation of premises in line with coronavirus health protection regulations
The government published a Covid-19 contain framework on 17 July 2020. This summarises how national and local partners will work with the public at a local level to prevent, contain and manage outbreaks.
The Covid-19 contain framework intends to support local decision-makers by clarifying their responsibilities and empowering them to take preventative action and make strong decisions locally, supported by mechanisms that safeguard key national assets and interests.
The overarching aim is to empower local decision-makers to act at the earliest stage for local incidents, and ensure swift national support is available where needed.
As an upper tier local authority, Nottinghamshire County Council is given powers to give a Direction which imposes prohibitions, requirements or restrictions in relation to individual premises, events and public outdoor places. These regulations came into force after midnight on 18 July 2020 and expire at the end of 17 January 2021.
The Regulations are accompanied by statutory guidance which refers to the grant of ‘new powers to respond to a serious and imminent threat to public health and to prevent COVID-19 ('coronavirus') transmission in a local authority’s area where this is necessary and proportionate to manage spread of the coronavirus in the local authority’s area.’
The following Directions are currently in place in Nottinghamshire: